Thanks, Dennis, Ed and Thomas for your input. I get the impression that landing is not so much the problem as keeping it straight on a Vx departure. Our airport authority is working on getting the offending trees down so I should probably wait for less obstructed approaches.
Interestingly enough I tried a Myers using Microsoft FSX. While generally speaking it’s a pretty lousy simulator, it did confirm what you’re saying about directional control on takeoff out of a short field.